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Will my mobo work?

Question: Will my mobo work?

I am considering purchasing a MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970 for my new computer build, and heard from somewhere that it is not compatable with windows 7? Is this true?

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Answer: Will my mobo work?

Where did you hear that? It will run Windows 7 just fine.

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E520 W7HP-64 2 USBs work but single USB on right hand side doesn't work after MoBo warranty replacement - How can I tell if single USB port on right hand side is plugged into MoBo w/o dismantling laptop? Thank you for your help.

Answer:E520 W7HP-64 2 USBs work but single USB on right hand side doesn't work after MoBo wty replacement

I had the same problem but after disabling option "Always on" in BIOS it works. try and see if that helps

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My plan is to get 3 PCI NIC's for cheap and plug them into one mobo.
Install Smoothwall as OS.
Connect the onboard lan to my modem and the 3 NIC cards to 3 other PC.
Question is would that work as router/switch ???
Is there a limit on how many NIC's i can plug into one mobo ???

Mobo is Asus P4G533, CPU socket 478 Celeron

Answer:3 NIC in one mobo, does it work ?

Should work as long as the NICs are supported and there isn't a driver or hardware bug (some crappy NICs don't share nicely on the PCI bus and that leads to really awful performance). I suggest using Intel.

Though I would recommend using a managed switch and a single tagged interface instead. What are you trying to accomplish attaching the clients directly to the smoothwall?

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intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor - Retail

Before I speak, I have made a final decision to purchase intel, so please do not recommend that I go with AMD.

So I am wondering what mobo to get with this processor?

Here are a few ones that I found:

1) ASUS P5WD2 Premium Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

2) ASUS P5LD2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

3) ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Questions that I have:

1) If it says DDR 2 800 as the DDR2 standard, does that mean I can use DDR 2 533 1 GB ram, but can upgrade up to DDR 2 800?

2) Do I really need a firewire device on my mobo?

3) Are there other motherboards that I should look after?

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hey guys, im want to put a hard drive from one computer onto a new mobo (with new proc) the HD has an OS on it (millenium) can i just throw all the old components onto the new mobo? will i have driver conflicts? will the OS boot up? will i have to reinstall the OS?

Answer:new mobo, will this work??

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my motherboard is ASUS PTGD1-LA and I'm trying to stick in this will it work?

Answer:will his ram work in my mobo?

Yes, your stick of RAM is 1GB DDR and that website you showed me says that your motherboard will support up to 4GB of DDR RAM, it will work.

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Hey guys,

Just wondering if this RAM DIMM is compatible with this motherboard:

Ram: Patriot Memory - Products

Motherboard: R2.0


Answer:Will this RAM work with this Mobo?

I'd check the Quality Vendor List from your motherboard's manufacturer (in this case, AsRock) but yes... it is compatible it's a DDR2 800Mhz Non-ECC module, your motherboard supports DDR2 667/800 at 1.8v.

But i'd check the QVL just to be 100% sure, at least you're now 98% sure that they'll work

EDIT: your Motherboard only supports up to 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB)

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So I have this little problem, I can't see this CPU on the CPU support list...and I can't find any information about the CPU either...

MSI MS-7142 (that's what dxdiag says)
but on the mobo it says K8MM-V
"new" CPU (full text):

So can anyone say if it will work and what the "new" CPUs specs are?

P.S. The CPU that is now installed is a Sempron 2600+ @ 1.6GHz

Answer:Will the CPU work on my mobo?

I don't know about the CPU.

But, the discrepancy between the mobo numbers might be explicable if your computer is a prebuilt unit. MSI boards carry an OEM part number when they're installed in a store bought unit. This number is quite different from what MSI would call the same board, if you bought it at retail.

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I've got an Intel D845WN, that has 400 FSB, Intel P4 1.6 Ghz ship in it. Would like a cheap upgrade, like $50 for a P4 2.5 Ghz CPU, but the ones I see out there are 512 or 800 FSB. Anyone tried this in this motherboard, and will I get 2.6 GHz?

Answer:800 or 512 FSB in 400 FSB mobo work?

Check this out for compatability

Faster FSB CPU's simply won't work.

The old 400MHz 2.6 is the fastest it can handle, according to Intel.

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Hi all! I have a fairly easy question! I was wondering if this XFX nForce 750a SLI Socket AM2 MOBO will work with this CPU AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8Ghz AM3? I hope it will. As to the fact that I already purchased it and it's on it's way as we speak. So please! Give me some good news for once. Because I am getting tired of not have my computer up and running. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Will this CPU work with this MOBO?

Yea it should work, it might be downclocked in certain areas (not in CPU speed) as AM2 is slower than AM3, obviously, but it'll work fine still.

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I bought an Orion XP480D PSU only to find it has a 24-pin connector. My MOBO has a 20-pin connector.

The Orion box lists (20/24 pin) but no documentation to explain what that means.

The PSU connector will snap onto the MOBO with the extra 4-pins hanging over the edge.

Is this safe to use or am I likely to fry something?

Answer:Will 24 pin PSU work on 20 pin MOBO?

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Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Performance TwinX Matched - Memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - DIMM 240-pin - DDR II - 800 MHz / PC2-6400 - CL4

Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus NVIDIA Socket 775

Answer:This ram and this mobo will work?

You should have no problems running that RAM with that mobo.

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I ordered this ram yesterday now im a little worried that it might not work with my mobo please any responce would help.

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL


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also I purchased a video card and I need to know how to remove and add a video card with this kind of clip im not sure how to release and lock cards into place with this type of clip I dont want to break it so any video<i was unable to find any> would be is an image of what I mean the blue pciex16 its not the normal type of clip.

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these primary parts AMD FX -4130 3.8Ghz Processor FD4130FRGUBOX: Computers & Accessories and EVGA | Products | EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB | 04G-P4-2766-KR finnaly ASUS PCI-Express x1 Sound Card XONAR ESSENCE STX/90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z: Electronics any advice would be splended

Answer:looking for a mobo that will work well with

The CPU you have is a socket AM3+, the GTX 760 just needs a single PCI-express 2.0 x16 although it's better if it is 3.0, and you need a PCI-e x1 for your sound card, arranged in a way that the GTX isn't going to cover it.

There is a boatload of motherboards that can run that components.
Any brand you fancy? ASUS, Asrock, Gigabyte?
What's the budget?

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I bought an Antec TRUE430 ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, VDE, FCC CLASS B, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

and i bought a EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

my PSU has a 20 pin connector and my motherboard has a 24 pin connector i was wondering if the 20 pin can be plugged into the 24 pin and work properly>???


Answer:does 20 pin PSU work with 24 pin mobo?

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I'm trying to install a Fujitsu MPG3307AT -hard drive to my Abit BE6 -motherboard. However, i can not get bios (or windows) to recognize this drive no matter how i try with different BIOS setup and modes. I'm trying to install it as secondary master and i've checked that the jumper on the HD is correctly positioned.
Any ideas how i will get this HD to work? Bios recognized the drive a couple times and it worked well in Windows. Suddenly i it just dissapeared and i havn't been able to make it work after that. Is this caused by teh mobo? Would uppgrading BIOS help?

Any ideas appreciated!

btw. Im using Win XP

Answer:HD wot work with mobo

What is your motherboard BIOS version?
It should be later than MU (1999/08/27) to support big hard drives. If it isn't do the upgrade.

Have you tried the HD on both IDE channels?

If you are using the 80 wire data cable then the plug you use matters. Blue goes to the motherboard, black is master, grey slave.

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I just want to know would this:

Work with my mobo:

I just wasn't sure if it would work, if it would work then maybe you could recommend a motherboard that would work with it?

Answer:Would this CPU work with my Mobo?

The old Opty's worked fine in ordinary AM2 boards. I'm not sure these would though. Wait and check for people online who've tried it and succeeded.

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Our family computer went out completely recently, and we need a new motherboard and CPU. I picked out some parts, but I wanted to make absolutely sure they will work together and be the best deal before I buy them. It needs to be around $200.Motherboard: Fan: like the motherboard because it supports the RAM that was in our computer that broke (2GB PC3200) and seems to be very upgradable since it supports a lot of things. Would I be better off just getting new RAM?

Answer:Will This Mobo, RAM, & CPU work together?

yes they should work together just fine. Just make sure you put thermal paste between the cpu and heatsink

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I have a slot a thunderbird 1000mhz pulled from a dead system, as far as I know, the processor is not supported on many boards as the slot a system was being rapidly replaced with socket a. What boards will work with this processor, I found one on ebay; I have read one thread that says it will work with a thunderbird 750. Will this board work, and what other boards are compatible with this processor.

Processor- AMD Slot A 1000mhz Thunderbird AMD-A1000MMR24B

Answer:Will this mobo work with my processor?

It should work, BUT that selling price is far more than that motherboard is worth.

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I have a socket 939 amd athlon 3800+ 64x2 that i would like to use in GA-K8NSC mobo its on order , i was wondering if any one could tell me if this is gonna work or ill be able to boot this computer.

Answer:Will this mobo and processor work together

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Hey chaps. I just started the first stage of my upgrade with a Phenom 2x4 955 black edition, an MSI 870-C45 mobo, and 4gigs of Mushkin RAM. I, noobishly, just plugged everything into the case, and my old 80gig SATA drive won't boot properly, it hangs at the windows XP load screen and just endlessly runs the loading bar. So, here I come for help, and I spotted the sticky on this very subject. I hauled everything back out of the case and plugged the HDD back into the old mobo/CPU, and followed the procedures there(updated my drivers, disabled unnecessary controllers etc). Plugged everything back in to the new setup, same problem. Now, I can't afford the new 1Tb HDD/Windows 7 upgrade for six more weeks, can anyone think of a way to get this thing running without wiping my HD and reinstalling XP? Or will I just have to go back to the old CPU/Mobo until I can afford the new HD? Thanks. EDIT: Oh, I should add, the mobo came with a CD which purports to allow you to install all the drivers on boot, but booting from that CD seems to only offer me the option to install an obscure linux distro, or wipe the drive entire.

Answer:New Mobo/CPU/RAM, Old HDD(doesn't work)

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I was looking at the Pent. D 805 and the asus P5rd1-vm. I noticed that this only uses DDR and not DDR2. I looked at other motherboards and they use DDR2 if they support the pent. d. Why does this support ddr and will there be preformance loss due to it using ddr.


Answer:Would this mobo and cpu setup work?

I am sort of "out to lunch" as to whether there is a performance difference on the same speed ram from DDR to DDR2, but the higher speeds that are available in DDR2 and the prices are also lower, make it really desirable and for certain 800 ram would be considerably faster than 400.

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Does this 20 pin power supply Cable to 24-Pin Motherboard Power supply work in reverse? Because I bought a power supply that was 24 pin and my mother board is 20 pin. I would like to know if this converter will work in reverse. Here's the link to that converter. Thank you very much

Answer:Does this Converter work on my mobo?

No that converter works to convert 20 pin to 24 pin.
You will need to convert 24 to 20.
I don't know if they make one.
Is it possible to send the power supply back and get the correct one.

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Hey guys, This is my first computer build, so im kind of a n00b to the computer hardware stuff. Well anywho, I bought a cpu/mobo combo at Frys (it was a super great deal). The processor is a 3.2Eghz with a Socket 478. Now, the motherboard that came with it was this crappy ECS thing. It mentions Intel Chipset 878. Now, I'm getting a better motherboard because I absolutely hate this ECS one. The one I want to get is the ASUS P4P800 . It mentions Chipset 865. Now, what I want to know is, will this motherboard work ok with the processor? Again, This may be a super easy question, but I'm new, and I have to start somewhere....

Answer:Would this mobo work with my processor?

Yes, it will work fine.

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I have a pcchips p21g and i wanna get a pentium d 930 3.0 ghz dual core for it.. socket 775.. will they match and work together?

Answer:Can this processor work with my mobo?

No, Here they say that it's only compatible for P4s and Celeron Ds.

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Well heres the thing...i just purchased some new parts for my computer and i realized that i have an agp 4x slot but my videocard requires an 8x i found this motherboard..

but i am wondering does the ram really need to be pc3200??? Cause i just purchased new pc2100 ram for my existing motherboard and if i dont use it it is a waste of money...thanks


Answer:Will The Memory Work On This Mobo

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ok so im going to get a new mobo cos my last one has died (R.I.P. the game ruler - see anyways im going to get a new mobo but i am worried if XP will accept it...I don't have a disk with the os on because the os is on the hd in recovery bit (partition ? i dont know the technical name ) , so when i want to sys restore i press F11 when the bios asks "press F11 for sys recover" but i am worried if it will do this so that i can install windows again...I am really worried about this because i love xp and the others are just too unstable right now Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H Intel Skt 775 Onboard VGA 8-Channel Audio mATX Motherboard

Answer:New Mobo ... But will windows work ???

Most likely you will need to do a Repair Install of XP....This is because XP will still be looking for the old hardware...You can borrow anyone's XP CD to do this ...unfortunately it can't be done from the Recovery Partition.NOTE: The XP CD has to match both the version you have and the Service Paks installed....

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I have a Biostar mobo that gave me problems (sudden power loss) and I decided to replace it with a MSI A55m-P33 socket FM1. The existing Windows 7 Pro installation booted and it ran okay, but there were some issues that affected performance. Being my primary PC, I sucked it up and reinstalled Windows. Well, I built a new system (for someone else) on the Biostar board I replaced (thinking it may have been the ram originally), but a month later, it began giving me the same problem (turns out the board IS bad). I decided to order the same MSI A55m-P33 as NOS (since it is out of production now) because it?s a great board. I know from experience that I?ll have the exact same issues allowing Windows to adapt to this board without reinstalling. My question is: is there a better way to reuse my installation of Windows so all existing drivers are replaced? Truth is: I have no idea why Windows performed slowly and hibernated like crap, as I had no patience to deal with it (no backup PC at the time), I just clean installed. Any advice to help windows better adapt to a different board? I don't want the many gigs of MP3 and video data wiped from the drive (because it's a big task, requiring I bust out backup disks to reload all of these media files back in the hdd after reinstallation).

Answer:How can I get Windows to work well on a new mobo?

We've help many thousands Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD
which makes sure the correct SATA driver is there (the only possible deal killer), removes the HID and SID since it is a conflict between those that cause Win7 not to boot on most different mobos.

So you might try that to see if it goes smoother. Once you run the P2P Adjust and it boots, watch it swap out all drivers from the System tray in a cascade that eventually ends and requires a reboot. If you don't see that cascade then reboot to force it.

Next Enable hardware auto-updating via Windows Update (Steps 3 and 6) to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional Windows Updates which will include many patches and drivers required to make Win7 run smoothly on that hardware. Keep going back for more Updates until no more are offered.

You might also look over the tools and methods which work best to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which has been used by over 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint and compiles everything that works best in Win7.

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Hey guys,
simple one today, I am planning a budget PC build and I wanted to know if this processor

Will work with this mobo



Answer:Will this Processor work with this mobo?

Yes, both are capable of 800 fsb. Those are decent choices for a budget build.

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I hope someone can settle a debate for me and a friend.

I was toying with the idea of buying a cheap fridge or freezer (frost-free of course) and modding it to accomodate psu, mobo, gpu's and hard drives.

My friend thinks i'm daft, but i see no problem with giving it a shot!

Anyone have any thoughts on this ie. pros and cons ?

Obviously optical drives and such will have to be mounted outside, but what are the other hardware limitations? I can understand that hdds may not be able to withstand the freeze, but what about the other kit?

Will moisture and condensation become a problem?

Should i worry about airflow inside or exhausts also? Or will CPU and GPU fans be sufficient?

This is something i would like to see to completion if it becomes at all feasable!

Cheers all, Michenko

Answer:Mobo and GPU in a freezer? Could it work?!

Not recommended. A fridge would be way too damp, and a freezer may chill the PCBs beyond their tolerances and crack them, breaking the circuit paths.

Also, the components are rated to work between a certain temperature range and HDDs etc may not spin up and fans may freeze solid at the kind of temps you get in a freezer.

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I want to use this new GPU I bought Zotac GTX260*2(216SP) 896M DDR3 on my mobo here's what the spec would be like:

CPU: Intel E6600
GPU: Zotac GTX260*2(216SP) 896M DDR3
Mobo: GIGABYTE 965P-DS3P(rev. 3.3)
RAM: Transcend 1GB, DDR2-800 x2
PSU:500w Antec Earth Watts Power Supply

Answer:Solved: Will this GPU work on my mobo?

It should work, the motherboard has the correct slot and the power supply does meet the wattage and amperage set out by NVidia; 500 watts with 38 amps on the +12 volt rails.

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I have two HDD, Master( original boot disk) and slave (clone of Master) and I am moving the slave to a new rig with a new MoBo, CPU, etc. The whole works is new and I need to know if Windows XP will boot from the slave, which will be the master in the new system without having to reinstall my OS. I have an extra, new copy of Windows Xp so I could reformat the slave and run a clean install if I had to, but I need to know before I remove the slave from the old rig. I have heard of people having MAJOR problems after upgrading with win Xp and I just need to know if I should avoid the drama and start from scratch or can I do this without Bill Gates crashing my system because he thinks I am pirating his precious XP.

Answer:Will XP work after MoBo,CPU upgrade?

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"MSI 970A-G43" and "Ultra - XBlaster U12-415"? trying to save money .

Answer:Will this mobo work with this case?

Once again, please use the thread you already have on this,143751.0Topic locked.

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I'm now not sure if these will all work together...

This is the mobo

and this is the processor

This is the ram

I know the mobo and processor will work together...but now I'm not sure if the ram is compatible...I was told it was...but on the back of my mobo's box it says "DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU only"
any help would be great, thanks!

Edit: Never mind, I figured it all out, this can be closed.

Answer:Is this ram, processor and mobo going to work together?

Yes they will all work well together.

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I am not entirely sure if this is the correct location, but, I was wondering if this mobo Biostar TA790GX XE will work with the phenom ii x4 965. I know it works with the 945 as per listed on the website but I was curious if anyone had any idea if it would work with the 965.

Any information is helpful, thank you!

Answer:Any idea if this mobo will work with this CPU?

It's not on the CPU support list (BIOSTAR :: TA790GX XE :: CPU Support), but I'd be surprised if it didn't work. I would go for the 945 anyway, unless you're going to be overclocking?

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Right now I have 1 gig of pc 2700 ram, and my motherboard, ABIT's IP-95, supports up to PC2 4200. Never having over- or underclocked anything, I was wondering if I would be able to use some Corsair PC2-6400 RAM underclocked on my board. I just want to make sure there is nothing I am overlooking, because as I said I have never done this before. MY reasoning for PC2-6400 is because it is cheaper, and I plan on possibly upgrading later on.

Answer:Underclocking RAM to work on my mobo

That ram is most commonly referred to as DDR2 RAM.

It should work in your PC just fine, and it probably will not even need to be manually under clocked (it should just do it all automatically). Most likely, the motherboard will just run the RAM as fast as possible, so it will run as 533 / 400MHz RAM.

The RAM you linked, is good RAM. The PC2-6400 or 4200 etc.. basically just states the speed the RAM is designed to run at. So if you tried to run it at a much faster speed, and the RAM died, you couldn't complain. But running it at a lower speed than it is designed for, is no problem at all. And like I said, it should just work, straight out of the box.

If there are any problems though, you will be able to just tweak it in the BIOS, but I doubt you will need to. Also, Corsair are an excellent RAM manufacturer, so if you did have any trouble, you could go onto their forum and they would tell you exactly how to set it up in your BIOS.

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I have ASUS M4A78LTM_LE, but it has started to give problems now. I wanted to buy a new MoBo for my AMD Phenom II x4 965BE processor and i selected MSI 970A-G46. But after reading few reviews some said that this MoBo bottlenecks processors having wattage more than 95W and my processor is of 125W. So is this really true? If not i'll go for this but if yes please suggest me a good and cheap MoBo. My budget is $100 (7000INR).

Thank you

Answer:Will this MoBo work with my processor?

I'm sure it will work with a BIOS Update you shouldn't go wrong. Anyways, why not gigabyte?

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cpu is AMD Athlon 750 T-Bird Socket A type, I'm thinking yes, but cant find cpu chart on Chaintech site

Answer:Solved: Will this mobo work with old cpu

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The reason I ask is that I just installed an EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ 256BIT DDR3 on my P5Q Pro and it works beautifully, plus the price was right at $117 ATT! ^*^ Ignore the price you see today.

This price beats anything hands down that I can find today for an 8800GT which is an equivalent card to my knowledge. Since I got the 9800 so cheaply, I assume the sale price will be repeated soon enough and I'm a patient person.

The board I'd like to install the 9800GT on is an A8N-E which says nothing about PCI-E 2.0 in the manual. My main objective is the most bang for the buck as this will only be a dedicated folding machine plus a server.

Thanks all.

Answer:Can a PCI-E 2.0 GPU work on a regular PCI-E x16 mobo?

Is this the one - ??

It seems strange that the website doesn't say what type of PCI-E slot it is, I'd imagine it would work fine. Perhaps contact the manufacturers themselves and ask?

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Hi, I got this new mobo and 2 sticks of ram wont work in the first two slots. The ram is brand new from OCZ. I have 8gb of the same type of ram, and only the last two slots seem to work. When I put all 4 in or just first 2 the computer wont show a picture. I know 8gb prob is to much for just cod/mmo, but its brand new and it doesnt work.

Is there a program that I can use to test the slots? Or maybe Im doing something wrong?


Answer:New mobo, but two slots of RAM won't work?

What operating system are you using ? That sometimes makes a difference.

Otherwise, it is not that unusual to get a board that has a non-working configuration. Return the board with an explanation, and most sellers will exchange without argument.

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NOTICE: The FSB speeds... The motherboard is 800, and the chip is "Integrated into chip" Will it still work? Will it be as fast?

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail


GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


Answer:Will this processor + mobo work together?

It will work fine. Ignore the "integrated into chip" bit.

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Will this CPU:
Work with this Mobo:

Answer:Solved: With this CPU work with this Mobo?

Here's the manufacturer's CPU support list:
The processor is support with BIOS version F15.

Note that the P models do not have integrated graphics so you must buy a separate graphics card for use with that CPU.

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I recently bought 2GB of RAM (Corsair Twin2x2048-8500c5d) and when I tried to install it i kept getting an error so i figured it was my mobo and went out and bought a new one. (I bought a Asus p5n-e sli) When I got everything set up i turned on the computer and nothing happened.. Then I messed with a few things and the mobo and cpu started up but the screen said no signal. Now its just not starting up again and i haven't touched anything! It also started up once and then shut itself off. I had a friend come over to help me and he said everything is connected right and he does not know why it doesn't work. Now it wont detect my VC! I start my college classes tomorrow and it would help if i could get my pc working asap! Can anyone help?

Answer:My computer will not work after new mobo

of course you reinstalled windows with a new mobo and checked to see if your ram is compatible by reading the ram guide in the guides forum right?

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GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100
EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail I'm trying to buy a new pc and setting it up for myself but I don't know if this video card will work with this mobo. The mobo is DDR2 ram type but the video card says something about GDDR3 which i know nothing about. I hope it will fit but im afraid it won't can someone look it over please and tell me if these two are compatiable, and if not could you recommend an awesome budget video card that is compatiable with my mobo(the mobo can't change...budget). thank you

Answer:New PC help; this videocard work for this mobo

Yes it will work, the memory interface of the Mobo means your ram it excepts DDR2 ram. The motherboard you are getting is PCI-E, so is the Video card. It will work great, GDDR3 Is how fast it can proses the game or w/e you are doing don't worry about it.

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I have recently built a pc with the specs as follows.xp1700+40 gigjetway v266b moboas for memory i have not managed to get some yet so i installed a 66 mhz stick from an old pc.The question is would this cause problems, as i cant seem to fdisk and format the hard drive.Also when i switch it on now and again it just stalls at detecting hard drives.Also the processor is showing up on boot up as 1100mhz instead of the 1400mhz that it is.Any help would be gratefully accepted.Cheers

Answer:New mobo, will 66mhz ram work?

You need the correct Ram, you will damage the old Ram and possibly everything else if you continue.

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I'm getting an 8x MX440 card from AOpen for the DVI port and will be installing it into a mobo that supports only 1x/2x/4x AGP modes.

I'm pretty sure the 8x MX440 from AOpen will work, but I just wanted to be sure before I ended up with a VGA card that won't work with my mobo.

Answer:Will an 8X AGP card work in a 4X Mobo?

It should work @4X. Be sure to select 4x setting in the bios if u hav a problem. Also, why not chek Aopen's website ? They should hav info about the card there pertaining to that concern.

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Hmm. My old mobo was an AT7-MAX2, coupled with a 2500+. In order to install Windows XP on that, I had to disconnect all my hard drives (I had 4, have 3 now) and install onto only one. However, as soon as it would restart to go into Windows, the screen would go black after the loading screen and then the computer would instantly restart. So I just got an MSI K8N Neo2 Plat and a 3200+, and I figured I'd try my hand at installing XP again, since MS is already apparently trying to phase it out...I got a couple "unable to read file" errors in the first stage, but nothing fatal...and it repeatedly sad it couldn't install a couple devices in the detecting devices stage; the two devices being CDROM and DISKDRIVE. But again, nothing fatal, and eventually the setup completed and the system restarted. After the loading screen, the screen goes black for about a minute...and restarts.

I had chalked up the problem to my motherboard before, but I've replaced that now; the only things that are the same on my computer now are the PSU, Optical drives, and hard drives. Does anybody know what would cause XP to freeze and instantly restart like this? Oh, and the video card is a 6800GT...and I've tried installing with other vid cards, and it does the same thing.

p.s. legit copy of Windows too

Answer:XP Pro still doesn't work despite new mobo and cpu

Hmmm werid issue, have you checked the ram? Are you over clocking at all?

Try copying all the xp files to a temp folder on the hardrive and installing from there the file will be %temp folder you made%\i386\winnt.exe
Oh try slip streaming to sp2 if you can, that might solve the issues for you.

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I just wanted to know before i buy one if
the geforce2-mx400 would work on my
gigabyte ga-6bx7
If not wath would?

Answer:will geforce2 mx-400 work on my mobo?

yep sure will - you can get a pci version or an agp version with that motherboard, I'd recommend the agp version.

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Will any Athlon X2 cpu work in any Socket 939 mobo?

I'm looking at this pair:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Will any Athlon X2 cpu work in any Socket 939 mobo?

Huey P said:

Will any Athlon X2 cpu work in any Socket 939 mobo?

I'm looking at this pair:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Thanks in advance!Click to expand...

im running that setup right now. no problems so far

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Here are the stats for my buddies 2001 rig:

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 3
Motherboard: ECS (Elitegroup) Model K7S5A ver. 1.0 - PCI ports
Processor: AMD Athlon MMX 3DNow - 1.1 GHz
2 GB (possible) of RAM

I looked up his mobo and the site said it should have an AGP port, though he doesn't mention it above. I'm wondering if he were to get an up-to-date graphics card like the Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 3850 would it work in his system? I know it wouldn't be ideal, but he's just trying to upgrade his system and can't afford a new one.


Answer:new graphics card work on old mobo?

agp - pci-E and pci are ALL different card sockets
a card made for one type WILL NOT fit in the other types

currently, there are a FEW vid cards being made for agp,
but it is really just a waste of money - the newer cards for pci-e really aren't designed for the agp bus - so aren't tweaked that way, so it wouldn't be an upgrade as such - better to save the money to put to a newer pc.......sorry

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Looking for a 128 meg graphics card.. not a gamer so dont need lightning fast.. just want a separate graphics card . My puter is a dell Optiplex 260 which has 4x AGP 64 meg integrated graphics..will an 8X agp card work on it?.. squillions of them on Ebay

Answer:will an AGP 8X grahics card work on an AGP 4x mobo

no prob.ran an 8x agp in a 4x slot myself.just a slight performance shortfall in gaming etc,but not anything serious.I never noticed any difference.

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Can someone take a board like this one on newegg and build a PC from it?

What are the limitations of server board in a PC? Is there some major difference I'm not aware of?


Answer:MOBO? can server board work as PC?

there is really no difference other than the EXTRA features that you get (at a cost of course) for parity and stability. NOTE: Server boards are NOT Meant for overclocking, they are generally not designed for it and are spec'd to work within certain params for maximum stability. Sometimes they are oddly shaped so make sure it will fit into the case you have.

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I think this is hardware related...

After installing my new mobo correctly, starting up with my HDD hooked up, it wouldn't see the HDD with its jumpers set to Master. So I took off the jumper, and it would see it fine. I tried getting it to load Windows XP, but it would give me the "We apologize for the inconvenience..." screen and I'd choose Start Windows Normally. There was a flash of blue screen, the Loading Windows XP Home screen showed for a split second then the comptuer went back to the very beginning (POST, I think). I tried Safe Mode, and Load Most Recent Good Settings (or whatever it's called), but got the same results. I tried different drive with XP, got the same problem. I tried running Knoppix with the hard drive in, and with the harddrive out, but never got as far as to loading KDE.

A computer-guru friend of mine says he thinks its due to the mobo using a different IDE configuration or something. Said something about finding the settings the HDD needs or whatever.

I don't have any PCI, AGP, or anything hooked up. Just CPU/heatsink, CD-R drive, DVD drive, keyboard, mouse and monitor, and sometimes the HDD. No matter what I try it wont load Windows or Knoppix. I even tried running Windows XP Restore CD on a spare HDD and it ran the app fine, but still wouldn't let me load windows.

What the heck could possibly be the problem, and how can I fix it?

All the drives I've tried worked perfectly before (except one which is dying, but it still wa... Read more

Answer:Hardrives or OSs wont work with new mobo...

I have a western digital HDD and if plugged for master and no other HDD on the cable it will cause a problem as you describe initially. In my case the MB bios shut down that entry into their disk table(don't know correct name) and your system will try to boot from some other device. To get things working at least to see the disk remove the jumper on the disk and boot again. Find the first entry in the bios disk table that describes the ide drives, which will be something like deleted device and remove it. Then work your way down to your disk and make it first if thats what you want.
Hope this is close for you, what it sounds like is the bios could not find the disk on the boot and simply wiped the first entry which may have been the information about your drive. In its place the bios wrote something we may not understand but will cause your problem on the next boot.

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I am way beyond my limited knowledge in computers. I was sold a 'white' box"
nFORCE 680iLT SLI Motherboard
- Intel Pentium D Dual Core 3.0 GHz Processor
- 2 x 160 GB SATA Hard Drives- 1 GB DDR2 RAM
- DVD +/- RW Dual Layer burner
- Cooler Master X Dream 4 CPU Cooling Fan - Socket 775, Copper Core, Aluminum Fins
- 1 Gbit built in LAN Adapter
- PowerUp Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply
not knowing it needed a video (duh) and
So, I bought what was recommended: an nVidia 8800GT 5123 MB, then 2 1TB Green WD drives, 2 sticks of 1GB OCZ Reaper ram (had to pull the 1GB that was in the box)

Now...I Finally have it up and running with a pci video card, and the 1TB drives unhooked. I have read and read some more with no help in sight about what to do about this video card or drives.

I am guessing that the Video card I bought bare, needs an auxilary power cable, and of course, all I have is the card...I cannot find any installation instructions for this card, so I don't even know what I am missing out of a new box.

Win XPro doesn't load with the 2 TB drives hooked up and I can't get the video card to do anything but beeeeeep..

Can some one help me PLEASE???

Answer:8800GT 512 and XFX 680i LT mobo won't work

you probably need to a 6 pin PCI express power connector because the PCI express slot doesnt have enough power to run those bigger cards by itself, you can usually find those at most electronic stores like best buy and circuit city. That sounds like the problem with the video card. Secondly, the 2 TB drives are they in a raid configuration, extra storage besides the 2x160 gig satas or is XP loaded on one and another TB drive is storage? what exactly is the problem with the drives please elaborate

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I've been trying to upgrade my processor for a while but I just haven't found a processor that is compatible with my computer. Today I found a AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4GHz Processor and I think it will be compatible with my system. I have a compaq presario SR1520NX with a ASUS K85-LA (salmon) motherboard. The processor socket type that I have is 754 and my current processor is a AMD Sempron 1.8 GHz. The AMD athlon 64 3400+ says it has a 754 socket type as well. I don't really know much about processors so I'm assuming the socket type is what really matter in term of compatabilties right? And a couple of last questions, is the AMD athlon 64 3400+ better then my current AMD Sempron 1.8GHz processor? Will the AMD athlon 64 3400+ processor be compatible with my system? The processor will make my computer run faster and smoother as well correct? two last question, does the processor need any specific watts or something related to that and will I need a new fan? Thank you for your time.

Answer:Will an AMD athlon 64 3400+ work with a K8S-LA mobo?

mg33 said:

is the AMD athlon 64 3400+ better then my current AMD Sempron 1.8GHz processor?Click to expand...

In short, yes.

mg33 said:

Will the AMD athlon 64 3400+ processor be compatible with my system?Click to expand...

Your motherboard is socket 754, the Athlon 64 3400+ is socket 754 (you said) - so yes

mg33 said:

The processor will make my computer run faster and smoother as well correct?Click to expand...


mg33 said:

does the processor need any specific watts or something related to that and will I need a new fan?Click to expand...

The same power supply and heatsink/fan should suffice as long as you don't plan to overclock.

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Hey everyone, so I have searched, updated windows, Intel and gigabyte drivers, and the only thing that came of it is that 2 of my 6 usb ports on the mobo work now. The other 4 don't. They power my astro mixamp but don't produce sound, and when I turn on my pc with my mouse and keyboard in the ports they light up then go dead.

I've tried unplugging the power, updating drivers, etc. And I still have the caution marker on my usb drives and my Ethernet driver.

My pc case ports are fine, and as I said before two of the 6 work now thanks to the gigabyte install of the drivers. How do I get this fixed?

Thanks everyone!

Answer:usb ports on mobo dont work

What motherboard do you have, your PC specs just say Gigabyte, which model is it?


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Hey, i got a new (2nd hand) motherboard that seems to have a few problems. I plugged my power supply into it that has been sitting unused for a month ever since my old motherboard stopped working. I smelled electrical burning about 10 seconds after i plugged in the power ( before i pressed the power button), so i threw it out and used a different power supply. Nothing seemed to be damaged, and the smell was coming from the power supply not the computer itself. The graphics card and processor work fine, as does the RAM.
The problem i have is, the keyboard doesnt work, and i can't type in the cmos setup password (even if i knew what it was... and yes, ive tryed multiple good keyboards), the inbuilt graphics doesn't work, and whenever i try to boot from hard drive or cd "BOOTMGR is missing"
Ive reset the cmos, and it still wants a password (enter is the only key that works, so i can't try to guess it)
Im thinking that maybe the BIOS was damaged by the old power supply. Does that seem to fit the description? What does anyone suggest i do to get this thing finally working- preferably not buying a new motherboard because ive just broken 3 before i realised it was the power supply killing them all...I really dont want to spend any more money

Answer:MoBo issues, some parts work, some don't

Perfectly sure you have a busted mainboard there... You don't really have a bios damage from a power supply, only board damage. Also, did you try to see if the hard drives work on any other computers?

I'm afraid you might have to get a new board because your old PSU fried git but thats my opinion.

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I have a Shuttle spacewalker mobo AK32 and am trying to get an XFX Geforce2 MX400 4x agp card to work. BIOS only shows 1x/2x but no 4x agp. Got latest bios upgrade but can't get video signal to monitor. Old agp card works fine. It's a 2x. Think problem is mobo not allowing 4x but all specs say it should. Don't know what to do next except replace mobo.. Anyone have any ideas?

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I recently removed my sound card as it was preventing my graphics card from breathing properly, causing the latter to overheat. Now I can't persuade Windows XP to accept the built-in sound on the motherboard. It works fine in Ubuntu; I didn't even have to do anything.

I have the installation CD that came with my motherboard, but trying to install the driver from the CD results in an unhelpful error message ("Error installing" - no elaboration).

Sounds and Audio devices reports No audio device.

Device Manager subheading Sound, video and game controllers has the following contents:
- Audio codecs
- Audio device on high-definition audio bus (this is what I want to activate, and has the yellow exclamation mark)
- Legacy Audio drivers
plus 3 more that are video-related and I presume aren't important here.

Audio device... properties says The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

The other two audio things have no options to disable or uninstall them, and Scan for hardware changes has had no effect.

Didn't post makes/models of other parts as I presume they aren't important. Will post if necessary.

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hey guys i was wondering if this graphics card work on this motherboard GIGABYTE M55SLI-S4 AM2 (sorry i have no link)

i was worrying abou these two working becasue i saw that the video card runs on pci express 2.0??? what is pci express 2.0 and does my mobo have that. thanks

Answer:will this graphics card work on this mobo

PCI Express 2.0 doubles the bandwidth of the 1.0 version. It is supposed to be backwards compatible with the 1.0 slots. I don't know what your MB has, but based only on this spec it would work.

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I can?t get the PCI-E X16 slot to work on my new/old 939 mobo. It?s an old socket 939, but new, right out of the package.

Might be presumptive of me to dump all this info here, but the computer is for my homemade lab and I teach high school in a poor neighborhood, so any help you might give is for a good cause.

Here are the build?s specs:

CPU: Athlon 64 Fx55
Mobo: AN8 VM with Nvidia 6150 onboard, with a pci-e x16 slot
Mem: 2x 1gb sticks of DDR 400
PSU: 600 Watt Corsair

When I tried to install a new pci-e x16 card, Radeon HD 5450, the monitor gets no signal. The computer comes on, does not post (keyboard does not light up), cpu fan and PSU fan both turn on, but nothing else happens.

When I then take the pci-e card out and plug the monitor cord into the onboard video card, everything works fine, but ONLY if I take the pci-e card out. When I leave the pci-e card in and plug the cord into the onboard card there?s still no signal

Things I?ve tried already:

I plugged the card into another computer. It works.

I plugged another pci-e x16 video card, an 8800gt, into this build and the same things happen, no signal.

Tried with both the onboard card?s manufacturer?s driver and the standard window?s driver and tried both of these with them enabled and disabled and uninstalled in device manager

Did most of the trouble shooting here with each of the three latest versions of bios available for my machine.

BIOS settings I tried:

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Answer:I can’t get PCI Express to work on my new/old mobo

Where did you get this old 939 motherboard. They were really obsolete before they came out. From what you tried, it does seem like the PCIe slot is bad... Are there any jumpers on the motherboard

Is this the board?

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Hi i think my case is a regular sized case. Its an E-machines T2200+ and i wanna replace the mobo with
Will it work together? Need to know asap, thanks alot.

Answer:Micro ATX mobo work with ATX case?

If it a emachine it is most likely a micro atx mobo

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Hi all

My dad's PC is getting on a bit (it was built in 2000) and up until recently was running a completely virus/adware riddled install of Windows 98. I did a clean install of XP, and am now planning on fitting a new mobo and CPU.

Should I anticipate any software/OS problems (i.e. they detect a different chipset and refuse to work)?

Answer:Swapping CPU & Mobo- Will software still work?

Yes, you will experience some problems if the graphics and other onboard chipsets differ ( Sis vs Via etc ) You will either blue screen or windows just wont start. Best is to make backups and re-install windows. (In my humble opinion thats the way to go with hardware upgrades)

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Hi everyone was just wondering if a pci-2.0 video card would work on this mobo im not sure on the specs so i got the link to were i bought it a while back any help is appreciated

Answer:Will a pci-e 2.0 video card work on this mobo


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ok i have an ultra x connect 500 watt power supply and it has a 20 pin motherboard power cord..... i just realized my DFI LANPARTY nf4 ultra-D mobo has a 24 pin power connector. i have heard ppl say that a 20 pin connector will work with a 24 is that true?


Answer:does a 20 pin power cord still work with a 24 pin mobo

It might. My 24 pin MSI motherboard will accept a 20 pin power supply although you need to know which end of the connector to line up. Check the manufacturer's website if you don't have your motherboard's manual.

That said, you could also use a 20 pin to 24 pin adapter. About $4.00 or so.

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Thats my mobo. As you can see, it supports agp 8x. I had problems w/ a 9600se that came from a clanmate. The card worked when he shipped it, when it came to me it didn't. My moniter kept saying "No input". I was pissed, and eventaully today got a agp 4x card to test out the agp slot. (mx400). It works fine and dandy.

Now, I plan on RMA'ing the 9600se. But one of my other clanmates said that the card may not be broken, and maybe my mobo cant support new gfx cards. (something about voltage being too high)

I trust him, for he owns a computer shop, but then, why would my mobo be 8x compatible if they don't work?

Do you think the card is messed up or my mobo? Thanks!

Answer:8x AGP cards not work on 8x compatible mobo?

Your power supply could be insuficient. What's the wattage on your power supply. What are the amps on the +12v rail?

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My friend has a HP ipibl-lb mobo in a HP a6620f desktop. We upgraded to a q6600 CPU and CM 212 evo HSF. We are now getting a "CPU fan not found error, shutting down to prevent damage." Is there any way to disable BIOS setting to bypass this? We KNOW fan is working.
Thanks in advance, guys.

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I'm running an eMachines T1840 which worked great with the generic "Imperial" mobo it came with (SKU # MBEM2095IMPL look here) until it died a week ago. I replaced it with a Gigabyte 8I845GVM-RZ board that works perfectly fine except for the sound. On the Gigabyte board there are 2 separated pin spots to connect the audio cables (one for the front L, one for front R) but there's only one cable extending from the front that feeds the front audio. The cable says LR so I'm guessing it feeds both the left and right, but on the new mobo the pins are separated enough to where I can't plug the cable in both. Is there any way to get around this to feed sound to both sides, or am I just going to be stuck listening to mono sound for the rest of forever?

Answer:Sound doesn't fully work on new mobo...

Good Evening Sabes, with some motherboard and cases they have matched pinouts to suit.
Unless you can obtain or make a suitable adapter you won't be able to connect the front extensions.
There shouldn't be any problem with the rears though.
Can't you use them?

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I dont know why, but my Nvidia GeforceFx 5900 video card wont work in my ECS K7S5A motherboard. The video card is a 128mb card, and its for 8x agp, although I have 4x agp, it should still work.
What happens is when I first put in the card, windows xp loads up and installs its own drivers, or I install drivers from the nvidia site( I took the card out and installed different versions of the drivers multiple times) After restarting the computer, windows wont even load, the screen turns off and the little light keeps blinking orange.
I figured maybe its the motherboard, opr maybe the processor that comes in conflict? I have an AMD Athlon XP 1600 processor. THe strange thing is that this card does work in my older computer with a 2x agp slot??? wtf?? Its a PIII.
If anyone knows how to at least approach this problem, PLEASE let me know, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:GeforceFX 5900 wont work in my mobo, plz help!!!

I'm not really very sure 'bout this .. but u could probably try it anywayz..

In the bios reduce the AGP aperture size .. also make sure that u install the motherboard chipset .. n' VGART drivers before u install nvidia's drivers

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Okay, heres the problem:

Orig install of OS is XP Pro SP2b that has been upgraded over time to SP3

Mobo NF4 Sli mobo dies with revision A3 NF4 MCP. Replaced with NF4 Sli mobo using revision B1 MCP.

Went to boot system to see if it would boot but was expecting BSOD . . system reboots, unexpected but thought nothing of it.

Restarted system with SP3 CD in optical and attempted repair install at the 2nd screen where it shows installed OS's. Upon restart where the install/repair process actually starts the system rebooted at the windows load screen. Now this time this was unexpected.

Restarted system again and at first repair screen I went into the CMD and ran the "chkdsk /r" command. Rebooted system thinking the problem would be solved, I was wrong, still rebooted on its own.

Now, I'm thinking eh, maybe the hardware just maaaaybe might be having issues, luckily I had installed an OS on a 20gb HD for this mobo a week ago so hooked that up, started system and it makes it all the way into windows, ran OCCT for 1hr, rebooted and ran memtest. Hardware is fine.

Also the PSU has indeed been tested, the issue is not hardware.

=== And sooooo ===

Here is where I am now. The hardware is stable, the replacement mobo is extremely close but not identical to the orig. I should be able to run a repair install then re-activate windows as the system has an OEM license that has only been activated 1 of the 3 times.

Any clue what gives?

Answer:Changed mobo and can't get repair install to work.

You're details are to vague and confusing for me to figure out.

OK, when you turn it on and just try to boot into Windows, what happens? Also, have you tried booting in with safe mode?

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

According to this site all versions of the A7V should work with the AMD Athlon 1300. I recently bought one and put it in a PC I am working on and it started to post and once it got past the initial post the screen went blank, PC stayed on. I unpluged everything and double checked to make sure the CPU was seated properly (it was) and now I can't get a screen at all.

Any ideas on what to try to get it working or what might be the problem? Thanks.

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Hiyas all
having read the raves, i got an Asus Striker Extreme mobo, supposedly supporting quad core (got a nice new Q6600 as well). Put it all together ( see specs in the sig), and what do you know? It wont post. I had a look through a few forums, and it seems i am one of many having probs withthis board. I tried asus support, their advice was unplug everything except 1 mem stick and one gpu, clear cmos, reboot. Tried that, and it still doesnt work. There are two main issues from what i have picked up outside of asus; first being the 8meg L2 cache on the chip - it seems strikers dont like it - and th eother is mem. I have 2 gig of patriot 1066 mem, running at 2.2v, and the mobo defaults to 1,8v, so it wont recognise themem. I tried DDR800, and got the same overall effect, just in a different place.
It seems it is an easy to cure prob, all you have to do is flash the latest bios, and the board hopefully works again.
NOW for the q - how do you flash the bios when you cant get a post? Seems a complete catch 22 situation. The best solution i saw was on ebay, where you could get a new bios chip with latest installed, which as solutions go is pretty ugly and should NOT have to be done, but if it wirks, it works. Trouble is, they dont seem to be there any more -i wondered why they sold so well, now i know.
If anyone has a solution, would really love to hear it, coz after the money i spent i am really gettin humpy!

Answer:Striker extreme mobo dont work!!

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My old cpu melted off the mobo due to heat and continuous usage
where I live.

I purchased a new case with a PSU, new FIC KT-748 mobo,
and want to use a used Athlon 1.2 cpu.

FIC will not respond to support email and their support # is always busy.

I think I connected the front panel switches properly because
the system does respond when I press the Power switch.
So I have a new mobo, PSU, and case; used RAM and cpu.
The cpu came off a HP that had a damaged mobo, so I thought
the cpu may still be good. The RAM came out of my old melted
system (I also have another stick in case).

When I press the power switch, the case fans, psu fan, and the
cpu fan are working. I just get nothing on the screen, not even BIOS.
I reset the CMOS. I get no beeps after letting this run a few minutes.

I'm starting to think the cpu has gone bad, but I 'm not sure.
If I need to, I can buy another cpu easily.

Thanks in advance for your response......

Answer:New mobo, used CPU - Fans work, but no Video or BIOS

Have you tried the memory in a different slot? Swapped the memory with the other stick? There are many variables that can come into play. And you are correct it still may be a bad CPU. But take all added parts out and see if you get any beeps with just the CPU in place.

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Hello. I am desperate for help. i will go thru everything i've done to help pinpoint the problem:
I just re-installed windows on my machine. My Intel 875pbz mobo has built in Lan.
Just before reinstalling windows, i did a bios update to the latest bios from the intel website. It seemed to work fine. The i re-installed windows xp pro, with a hard drive reformat. The lan was working before the reinstall.

I installed the latest drivers for the mobo from the intel website after that. One thing that happened here - after installing the chipset drivers, when the installation was complete, i lose control of the mouse, it hangs, but the system is not frozen. i had to select the installation option 'restart' (the driver installation had finished) using the enter and tab keys. This happened during my second re-installing of windows too (see below). i figured it was just because usb drivers (its a usb mouse) were being installed.

Then when i reboot, my internet/lan isnt working despite having installed the drivers.
I see no 'local area connection' under network connections (just 1394 connections). The network wizard doesnt help. The device manager lists my 'ethernet controller' with a yellow exclamation mark.
So i try to install the old bios version (the one i had before the update), which works, but the LAN still doesnt work. So i reinstall windows again, install all mobo drivers, then get all windows updates, reinstall latest bios. lan sti... Read more

Answer:Intel mobo 875PBZ-on board LAN won't work

I'm having exactly the same problem in reinstalling a clean windows. In the course of it, I installed two different installations of Windows XP, and Win2K. I had to clean w/ format reinstall my OS for other reasons, and once I installed Win2k, the ethernet card came up as unavailable. Trying to fix it, I flashed the BIOS to the newest version (whereupon my case fans/LEDs have started to misbehave (is this type of error typical w/ BIOS updates?). No luck. I've also tried to reinstall the INF drivers, and didn't really have any luck there. The automated INF utility never shows any options after the reboot (readme says it will). When I tried to do the non-automated drivers installation, I was unable to find the devices called for in the readme in the Control Panel, even when viewing Devices by Connection. I've tried command line version of rewriting the drivers, but no luck there either. I have no problems connecting through the USB to the modem and getting access.
Any ideas?
I'm probably going to just buy a LAN card and give up on the on-board lan.

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ive installed a MOBO+PSU for a friend and now it seems fine but the
keyboard wont work so I cant get into BIOS or change boot order
to install Windows...
can anyone help PLEASE..?

Answer:Keyboard wont work after new MOBO+PSU installed..?

Was there a problem with the keyboard already? Have you tried a different keyboard in its place to confirm whether the PS2 socket works? Try a USB keyboard if poss. or a different PS2 keyboard. Take it from there


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I'm having trouble choosing which Mobo work best and bring out the best for the X1900XT Radeon.

I ordered this Mobo
but after reading some of those reviews, that card only work best for the Geforce 6600GT cards :l

Need a reply asap please, so i can cancel my order and get a compatible one for my video card.

Thinking of changing to this:

Answer:Which Mobo work best for X1900XT Radeon? Urgent Help

you are buying (or have already bought) one of the fastest and most expensive video cards available, but you're still running socket-754???

as long as you're still using socket-754, you'll never get top performance. I would suggest you buy a new CPU/mobo not just a new mobo. socket-939 prices have dropped significantly lately, now is a good time to buy

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I want to buy a new MoBO for a friends desktop
now his current ram is DIMM 184-pin PC2100 (256Mb+128Mb)
will these still work if the Mobo description says that it supports
PC 2700 and PC 3100..?
My guess is it will just will work slower than 3100 RAM
can any1 advise..?

Answer:will PC2100 ram work on a MoBo for 2700/3100?

Paul: You guessed right. It should work but only at pc 2100 level.
BTW I have never heard of a PC3100 Ram.

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ok, so i finnaly decided that i wanted to get another GTX 550ti for my computer, so i did a bit of searching around and to my horror found out that this board dosent support SLI! i almost had a heart attack, as i had origonaly build it to use AMD cards, but after 2 broken AMD dards i went straight to nvidia, and had no problems until now.

so my motherboard is the asus m4a89gtd/usb3
i have 1 GTX 550ti
my case would be too small for a 570, but would fit an only slightly better 560

but then i read somewhere about being able to "hack" your mobo so that SLI would work, but all i could find were some "old" forum posts about it.

i am praying that it is refering to intergrated SLI, not using the extermal SLI bridge that you can get (as for my mobo to work properly i need to put a small circuit in my unused PCI-E X16 slot

so anyone out there who has either this board or and cross-fire ONLY board, but happens to run two Nvidia cards, i would love to know how you did it, and therefore save yet more money from this annoying expensive computer build

Answer:getting SLI to work on and AMD mobo (asus m4a89gtd/usb3)

ignore this thread. just got a new PC, so mods can remove it

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Hi i want to test a Gigabyte GA-7VR but i only have Corsair pc3200 DDR memory will it work on this Motherboard ???? thanks.

Answer:will pc3200 work on via KT333 pc2700DDR mobo ?

According to the crucial site, you will need PC2100, or PC2700. J.

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Answer:Will ata100 harddrive work with ata133 mobo

It should.

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Hello folks. My mobo went bad and I had to get a new one and install it. It is much healthier to reinstall windows after the mobo swap, so that was my plan. Anyways, to my surprise the very first time I turned the pc on after the swap, windows booted successfully with no problems whatsoever. I just restarted and put my windows DVD in to boot from it and format the OS drive and make a fresh install of windows. It booted, but freezed during setup. Since then, anything I try with this pc will be interrupted by an unrecoverable freeze. I tried many things. Safe mode, booting from another disk, trying to run useful bootable cd's with no avail(ubcd, gparted magic, avira......etc). It will just freeze somewhere in the beginning. Even booting into windows whicmh was successful the very time, just ends up being freezed.n I removed the other two drives and only kept the OS one. That didn't help. I have a feeling that is just conflicting drivers or something. If the OS drive get formatted and loses all old stuff, I think it will work.

What do you think I should do? it is a software problem/conflict I think because I can stay in BIOS for hours without facing the freezing problem!


Answer:Little trouble getting windows to work after mobo change

Are you still overclocked with the new board?
Have you thoroughly tested other components such as ram and video card?

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I currently have a PC with a failed MoBo/PSU (on another Seven forum thread).

I know in the past with older OS versions, they didn't like it if you changed/upgraded the MoBo to a different type (i.e. chipset, etc.), because the MoBo (Windows OS) drivers that were in place when it was originally installed was not compatible with a new MoBo. This usually caused the OS to get trashed when booting up and self-attempting to fix itself due to new hardware.

Has anyone had experience upgrading their MoBo with an existing Win7-64 install on their HD?

I'd really rather not have to do a fresh install, and then wait (days) to load and install the 100's of updates, then reinstall all my programs. Arg!


Answer:Is Win7-64 smart enough to work with a new/different MoBo install?

I think this will be helpful if you are doing that,

Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

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Hey, so a while ago my computer got fried. Long story short, I corrupted the BIOS. Well, I finally got around to buying a new mobo. I put in all the hardware except my video card, and when I turned the computer on, no postBios came up. The pwr LED on the mobo lights up, all the fans spin up, and I even get that Bios beep. However, either the computer doesn't output any video or the monitor doesn't pick it up.

The only thing I can think of is that I have Vista Ultimate loaded on the hard drive, because I didn't have a way to wipe the hard drive. So, should I take it to someone and have it wiped or do you guys think the issue lies elsewhere?

Answer:replaced mobo, still won't work, general questions

you said you put in all the hardware except the graphics card? Then put the graphics card in... If it is posting it shoudl be fine. unless the OS got messed up. In which case yes you shoudl take the drive out and hook it up to another pc and get everything off you want and wipe it.

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i just put in a new (by new i mean reburbished - but its new to me) giga mobo (ga-7n400 pro) and it wont start windows properly. first i got a long beep so i cleaned out cmos and the beep went away. then it would see my hard drives and dvd drives in bios but afterwards when trying to boot, it would do a "ide scan" and find nothing. so i turned off the gigaraid and sataraid chips. the "ide scan" screen went away. now i get a windows didnt start screen with the usual start in safe mode... regular windows boot up. i did regular and safe mode and for a split second i saw the xp logo with a fuzzy blue background then it went out black. the comp then i guess reboots and back to bios back to the windows screen and so on in a loop. no clue what to do. thinking about putting in the windows cd and see if i can maybe fix any window problems it might have - but i cant find the cd. the mobo might be busted but seems to work fine enough to regonize the drives in bios and their sizes and names and everything. any help will be greatly appreciated. much thanks.

Answer:new gigabyte ga-7n400pro mobo doesnt work

Did you just replace the motherboard in an existing PC with installed XP?
If so, you better start looking for your XP-CD and prepare for a re-install over your existing XP, because all the hardware of your new mobo needs to be recognised by XP. You should also have got a CD with your mobo-specific drivers, which need to be installed in XP.
Do a Search on this forum or in the 'Windows OS' forum to find out exact details on how to do this re-install.

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Hi - I've got an Asus crosshair motherboard, 2GB RAM, Athlon 64 4200+ dual core etc. Board is SUPPOSED to support SLi, my supplier sent 2x 7300GTs of different make (but same chipset), didnt work, so I had to buy a 3rd matching card (Now both installed are Inno3D 7300GTs of same spec) but it STILL doesnt recognise them as SLi - I've tried swapping them, and both work fine alone, I've tried it with and without the SLi bridge, I've uninstalled them both from device manager and the drivers etc and reinstalled, I've tried different types of drivers, I've tried updating the BIOS in the mobo but it just doesnt work...

I'm just about to give up on Nvidia and AMD-based kit forever at this point.

Can anyone help me before I feed this PC piece by useless piece under the wheels of my car?

Answer:SLi on Asus Crosshair Mobo dont work - plz help!

I suspect you have a crossfire board and not a crosshair.
If you give us the exact model of the board that would be good.
If you do infact have a crossfire board you will not be able to use dual nVidia cards.
Crossfire is an ATI only spec, so you need 2 ATI based cards.

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I have recently been doing some small upgrades to my PC and just today I started hooking the Mobo and the Video card together. I just bought the video card at the store today, as the last part that I had ordered in the mail arrived yesterday. These are the specs of my comptuer:

Asus P4S800D-X (AGP 8x/4x) <a href="">Link</a>
Pentium 4 2.53 GHz 533 FSB

Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR PC3200

new Video Card (doesn't work)
VisionTek ATI Radeon x1300 AGP 8x/4x
(new video card link including the place i bought it)

Old Video card (works)
Xtasy Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti4600

When I plug in the new video card, I get nothing on the screen and not even a beep from the mother board, however when I plug in the old video card, it works perfectly. Are there any known issues with these or is the video card a dud and I should return it to the store for a new one??

Thanks for all your help in advance!

EDIT: Note Support for the Video card is only available monday through friday.

Answer:Solved: New Mobo, New Vid card. Doesn't work

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Wavetar has advised me to try the VIA 4-in-1 (old version) driver for my problem with the Win 98 Device Manager (it claims I have no driver installed for PCI Serial Controller). How can I tell that this driver is okay for my mobo?

If it fouls something up, how can I get the previous drivers back?

I am really lost here. I've never even *heard* of the PCI Serial Controller before.

Answer:How can I tell a VIA chipset driver will work w/an Intel 704 mobo?

I highly doubt it as Intel based mobos only have Intel, SIS chipsets... VIA is the relm of the AMD

you may need if not installed already need to install the Intel Chipset Drivers

the 740 may refer to the onboard i740 graphics that some early intel based mobos had, maybe best to check mobo makers website for Chipset Drivers for that board.

one thing I am wondering about does is there a serial port card added... game controller if so remove it and see if the error goes?

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I have two IDE based optical drives - 1 CDROM & 1 DVDROM. After getting a new mobo (ASUS P5Q Pro), & can only seem to get 1 device working at a time.

When I have both attached to the mobo (via the same IDE cable), the system stalls before Windows even begins to load. As soon as I unplug one of the divices the the system boots up as normal.

Got any ideas?


Answer:Trying to get two optical drives to work on Asus P5Q Pro mobo

The IDE system follows the following rules.

Each channel (cable) can have one or two devices connected.
Any device can be set by jumper to be either master or slave.
Each channel must have one master connected: this is normally the end of the cable.
The second device on that channel must be set to slave: this is normally in the middle of the cable.
Only one device at time can use the interface so copying from one drive to another on the same cable is very slow.
Optical drives are best distributed between the 2 ide channels most pcs possess for this reason.

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I just bought a Asus K8V-X and my video which is a nVidia TNT2 doesn't work with it. It goes in windows but, detect it as a Standard VGA. I tried installing nVidia drivers but it says that it cannot detect any hardwares for the drivers. And also I installed my motherboard CD.

Can someone helps me??

BTW: My CPU is a Sempron 64 Bit 3000+

Answer:Video card doesn't work with new mobo!

is it the agp or pci version?

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HI guys,

I have a Satellite A200 here, my friend took it to pc place and they told him it couldn?t be fixed and needed a new mother board... well I managed to fix it and also connect it to the internet (I?ve fixed a few PCs) anyway I did all the updates then it took forever to shut down.

Now it won?t load it just says loading that?s all. Or I get a black screen and now it doesn?t want to load.. I can?t get in to do a restore or do a hard drive test. Do u suggest anything?

I downloaded recovery disks the other night n they don?t seem to want to work either. b4 I got it working I somehow got in and did a recovery or factory default software then it worked but I can?t remember how I got I there lol.... any info will be helpful..and thank u in advance

It?s running windows vista

Answer:After MOBO exchange cannot get Satellite A200 to work properly

As far as I know recovery disc cannot be downloaded so I don?t understand what have you done exactly.
Anyway if the notebook?s hardware is OK you can install OS using original recovery DVD disc or install OS using original Microsoft installation disc.
If you have this original recovery DVD (ask your friend if he/she has one) use it for OS installation.

If you use Microsoft disc all necessary drivers you can find on Toshiba download page under

If you have more concrete questions you are welcome.

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